The Giants beat the Rockies 11-8 in yesterday’s Cactus League game. Alex Dickerson had a huge day going 3-5 with two RBIs and a homer. Jason Krizian went 3-3. Jason Vosler and Austin Slater each had two hits. Kevin Gausman was the starter in his second start of the Spring, giving up three runs, one earned in 2 1/3 innings while allowing three hits and striking out three.
Ramos as Center Fielder
Yesterday Alex Pavlovic published an interesting article that interviewed Gabe Kapler on questions about Heliot Ramos. Specifically, Pavlovic asked the Giants Manager if he believed Ramos could play center field. Here is Kapler’s answer:
“I’m pretty confident of that,” Kapler said of Ramos’ ability to play center. “I’ve watched enough of him in drills and seen the way his body works. A lot of this is going to have to do with, like, can he keep himself in peak physical condition, but right now I see a center fielder. That doesn’t mean that he wouldn’t move to a corner at some point, but I think he’s got the speed, athleticism, explosiveness and instincts to play in center.”
Peavy on Posey
Speaking of Pavlovic, in another interesting piece, the Giants journalist spoke with Jake Peavey about Buster Posey’s leadership and contributions behind the plate. It’s a great read. Here is an excerpt:
“Buster had the ability — in very big situations, no matter where you were and how loud things were — to talk in a very calm, composed manner. You need that,” Peavy said. “For the most part, most athletes are like Jake Peavy and they’re very easily excited and emotional. When you have a battery mate that can suck that out of you and get you to think and execute, to me that’s Buster’s — and Buster is a Hall of Fame player across the board — but I think that’s his biggest strength.”